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Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 14:15 to 16:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)

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Zoom Webinar

Cost

AIHS Member: Complimentary I  Non-Member: Complimentary

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AIHS
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AIHS
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(03) 8336 1995

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Webinar

Join us on Thursday 24 November 2022 for the scheduled webinar launching the new chapter: Work Design

Work design is the key to prevention of many psychological and physical health issues and promotion of wellbeing in the workplace. Work design that supports wellbeing and psychological health and safety (and productivity) is not about a ‘feel-good’ approach or more flexible work arrangements. There is a science behind the design of work and this science is informed by many years of research and testing.

Authored by Lisette Kanse and Laura Fruhen from the University of Western Australia, the new chapter in the OHS Body of Knowledge on Work Design explores this research, its origins, its status and how it can inform our practice to influence work design to improve overall work-related health and safety.

As part of the official launch of the chapter, the AIHS and the OHS Body of Knowledge are presenting a free webinar which will discuss the chapter, review the need for an evidenced-based approach to work design and, through a panel discussion, explore the application in practice through both an OHS and HR perspective.

In preparation for the webinar you will find it useful to read the OHS Body of Knowledge chapter on Work Design at https://www.ohsbok.org.au/chapter-34-4-work-design/#1548328004983-899b528e-01e4/
The chapter on Workers Working from home also addresses work design https://www.ohsbok.org.au/2231-2/

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Thursday 24 November 2022
Time: 14:15 - 16:00 AEDT
Format: Zoom 
Cost: AIHS Member: Complimentary I  Non-Member: Complimentary

SPEAKER:

Jim Kelly

Director Health and Safe Design, SafeWork NSW

Jim is responsible for leading a range of specialist areas including workplace health, engineering, ergonomics, mental health and return to work. He has extensive experience across many industries leading regulatory services and human resource teams in workplace health and safety prevention, injury management and rehabilitation. Jim’s current responsibilities include leading the specialist psychosocial services inspectorate and implementing the NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2022.

Lisette Kanse

Senior Lecturer, Psychology at Work Laboratory, University of Western Australia

Lisette is one of the co-authors of the OHS Body of Knowledge chapter on Work Design. She coordinates and teaches several UWA coursework units on work design, organisational development and change, and human and organisational factors in managing work health and safety. Lisette’s current research focuses on human performance at work via field study collaborations with industry partners and not-for-profit organisations, and experimental studies on virtual teams and error management. Her research has informed the design of work and organisational processes and interventions. Lisette is the course coordinator of UWA’s Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology and Master of Business Psychology

Laura Fruhen

Lecturer, Psychology at Work Laboratory, University of Western Australia

Laura is one of the co-authors of the OHS Body of Knowledge chapter on Work Design. She coordinates the research project units of the UWA Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology course and a coursework unit on Teamwork. Laura is an expert on leadership, team dynamics, work design, organisational culture and attitudes at work. She links these concepts with workplace safety, mental health and wellbeing, and behaviour. She is a lead author of publications resulting from WA Government-funded research into FIFO worker mental health and wellbeing

Lisa McKeown

HSE Leader Laing O’Rourke

Lisa has over eighteen years’ experience in the construction industry ranging across multiple industry sectors both in Europe and Australia. An experienced change and engagement leader, Lisa played a key role in the developing and implementing the Mental Health and Wellbeing Agenda at Laing O’Rourke. In her current role she is responsible for developing the strategic HSE goals for the function and the hub in conjunction with the Director and the HSE leaders. Delivering the implementation of the strategy, ensuring that innovative solutions and programs deliver improved performance.

Adam Mroz

Safety Manager, Fremantle Ports 

Adam started his career as a seaman officer in the Royal Australian Navy where he led teams in both peacetime and operational environments. His final role in the Navy was as Director of Navy Safety Systems. After leaving the Navy he went on to lead safety and environment teams in businesses providing engineering, logistics and other services to the international oil and gas sector. Adam has also been a university lecturer in safety and crisis management and has run his own safety risk management consultancy. Adam has a particular interest in organisational transformation using contemporary evidence-based approaches to managing safety in high hazard environments.

Jacquie Hutchinson

Assistant Professor, School of Business University of Western Australia 

Jacquie joined the UWA Business School in 2005 after a career in senior leadership roles in employment relations and human resources, in a range of industries including higher education, media and communications. Her doctoral thesis was on the relationship between organisational factors and workplace bullying with her current research interests in employment relations, leadership, workplace diversity and inclusion. Jacquie’s recent projects include leadership in local government, psychosocial safety in the resource sector, career development and employability, and recruiting for diversity and inclusion.